I think there is some truth to that in a lot of Doctors, but I would definitely not trust this as a blanket statement. There are regular doctors out there that KNOW that low levels of T can lead to other very serious health problems over time, and that it is more than likely the cause of the problems you’re bringing to him/her, but they refuse to treat it. They are in the pocket of an insurance company and won’t do anything unless the blood tests come back as “clinically” low, on at least 3 tests, and even then it’s hit and miss as to whether you’ll get a protocol that doesn’t send you into a tail spin.
I say that if they REALLY care so much about the well being of their older male patients, then they owe it to themselves and those patients to be as informed as possible about TRT. If I care about someone and want to help them, I’m going to research the cutting edge of the technology to make sure that I am treating them in the best way I possibly could.
I think that if a doctor has the authority to prescribe medication for any treatment, then that doctor has the responsibility to be as much of an expert, in the field they are prescribing in, as possible.
I think some of these docs are just as much dope pushers as some of the quirky online TRT clinics. The only difference, in my mind, is that the pcp is the middle man, and the insurance company is the source. The online clinics are like going directly to the source.